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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014




35 Shanghai street foods we can’t resist

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Living in metropolitan Shanghai, you can choose to dine in a Michelin-star restaurant on the Bund, or opt for a scavenger hunt down dark alleyways.

We love both.

But in the spirit of the real local lifestyle, we’ve decided to search out the most delicious and wallet-friendly street food in Shanghai.

Some of them are Shanghai-native eats, others are popular snacks from around the country.

Adorable alert: Panda Inn to open in China

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


Located at the foot of Emei Mountain in Emeishan, in southwest China’s Sichuan province, the 32-room Panda Inn is set to open in May. Billed as the world’s first panda-themed hotel, everything inside will be a tribute to the endangered species, even its staff. The hotel aims to be “a real ocean of panda culture,” according to manager “Panda Qin” on the hotel’s website.

Black and white bunkmate
Complete with ears and paws, the giant panda bed may be the closest you’ll ever get to sleeping on the furry creature.

Panda service
Waiters in penguin suits at fancy restaurants? Lame. Try dedicated staff in full panda suits.

Titanic panda romance
The movie-themed room features a panda reenactment of Jack and Rose’s iconic scene at the bow of the doomed liner. Our heart for pandas goes on.

Fighting for panda love
Pandas squeeze into costumes of the “Sailor Moon” cast in the anime room.

Warning: panda pillow fights inevitable
Plush pandas are everywhere in the family room.

Chinese dance studio
Enthusiasts will have pandas twirling in their heads for weeks, just like the artwork in the dance-themed room.